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Gretchen Mork


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Gretchen Mork, author of smooth start phonics, has been teaching reading for forty years, mainly as a volunteer working with the most needy children. She has two grown children and a 14-year-old daughter who has been homeschooled for four years. Gretchen lives with her husband, Fred, in a rural area east of San Francisco. You can find out more by writing to her at 1040 Garcia Ranch Road, Martinez, CA 94553.


Homeschooling Articles by Gretchen Mork

Homeschooling: A Boon for Crack Babies? A true story about how homeschooling approaches are helping three children in Northern California.

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

AP Courses At Home

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Gift of a Mentor

The History of Public Education

University Model Schools

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Teach Your Children to Work

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Charlotte Mason Method

What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners

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Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Phonics the Montessori Way

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Character Matters for Kids

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Critical Thinking and Logic

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Shakespeare Camp

Laptop Homeschool

Montessori Math

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Combining Work and Homeschool

Getting Organized Part 3

Teaching Blends

Myth of the Teenager

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Start a Nature Notebook

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

A Reason for Reading

Narration Beats Tests

I Was an Accelerated Child

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Classical Education

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Bears in the House

The Benefits of Debate